The American Educational Research Association has announced that College of Education professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected a Fellow of the AERA in recognition of her exceptional scholarly contribution to education research in the field of multicultural and bilingual education.
The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers with substantial research accomplishments. The fellowship conveys the Association’s commitment to excellence in research and emphasizes to new scholars the importance of sustained research in the field of education
Nieto’s numerous awards include the Henry T. Trueba Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the College of Education Award of Distinction. She holds honorary doctorates from Lesley University, DePaul University, Bridgewater State College, and Manhattanville College. Her publications, including Affirming Diversity: the Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (5th edition, 2008, with co-author Patty Bode), are widely used in teacher preparation and in-service courses throughout the country.
Nieto will be installed in the AERA’s 2011 Class of Fellows on April 9 during the AERA’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans.